Miranda - posted on 08/30/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
I would have loved for our son to stay in his crib longer because he slept great in it. But, pretty much as soon as he turned 2, he figured out how to climb out of his crib. So we put him in a toddler bed, he will not fall asleep by himself and once we do get him to sleep he wakes up, very angry, screaming at us while he's walking to our room. This happens several times a night. We walk him back to his room and put him back to bed. This has happened about 6 times a night for almost 8 months now. I would put a baby gate in front of his door except he's been able to open every baby gate we've gotten since he was 1 and forget about those cabinet locks and fridge locks, he figured those out when he first started walking, not that that has anything to do with him staying in his room at night. Well his new thing now is once he sees its daylight out he'll get up and not wake me up. I've woke up to eggs all over the floor, butter knives lined up on the floor, a microwave with smoke billowing out of it, and our landlord knocking on my bedroom door saying she found my kid picking the flowers in front of our apartment door. Since then we've installed one of those locks at the very top of the outside door so he can't get outside anymore. So my question is, is there anyway to safely keep him in his room at night? I also just had our 2nd baby 2 months ago so having to be awake all night and all day is getting a bit old.